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Posted on: April 1, 2021

2018 Hit and Run Arrest

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For Immediate Release

April 1, 2021

 

On Saturday November 17, 2018 at approximately 2:24 am, the Fort Myers Police Department received a 911 call about a traffic crash that had just occurred on SR 82, just west of River Trent Court.

Officers observed two vehicles on the south side of SR 82, vehicle 1 was a black 2018 Volvo and vehicle 2 was a black 2016 Ford. The driver of vehicle 2, was pinned in the vehicle and the vehicle was on its side. The driver of vehicle 1, fled the scene on foot after the crash. Lee County Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and transported the driver of vehicle 2 to Lee Memorial Hospital for medical treatment .  


Officers from the Fort Myers Police Department along with deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's Office and K9 officers performed an extensive search for the suspect which yield negative results. 


Traffic Homicide Investigator Kristi Neroni was assigned the case.  Officer Neroni worked every lead on this case even after hitting  several dead ends.  


After nearly 27 months, Officer Neroni was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Marvin Preston for :Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash Involving Serious Bodily Injury in violation of Florida State Statute 316.027(2)(b)-Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury, in violation of Florida State Statute 316.192 (3)(c)(2)- Possession of Controlled Substance, in violation of Florida State Statute 893.13 (6)(a)

 

Preston was arrested without incident on March 31, 2021 by the Fort Myers Police Department traffic homicide unit.

Thanks to the continued advancement in technology and constantly reviewing cases that may appear to have gone “cold” we have made a successful arrest, which can begin to bring closure for this victim, who still to this day, remains under the care of a physician from injuries of this incident.


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